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Becket Family Camp is all about soaking up the last days of summer in the beautiful Berkshires! Spend the week with your family and friends on the shores of Rudd Pond in this classic, traditional family camp favorite. Becket Family Camp is a beautiful summer event that extends for a week in the second half of August (Commencing two weeks before Labor Day).



A Traditional Summer Camp Program for the Whole Family

Join us for our longest running, most cherished family event of the year.

Opening and Closing Night Campfires!

Classic campfires with skits performed by our staff on opening night and by our families on closing night.

Talent Show!

It's so much fun to share your talent and perform in front of family and friends, or to at least come and watch your kids and other families getting creative in the performing arts!

Square Dance!

Join "White Boots" - Cliff Brodeur - for a healthy, active night of revelry on the dance floor. The Dining Hall is a fantastic venue for this huge square dance event.

Carnival and Big Barbecue!

Classic carnival antics down on the waterfront - shave the balloon, bob for apples, try your luck at the dunk tank. And feast at our big barbecue - hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, watermelon - you name it.

440s Swims and the Canoeing Escapade!

The water's perfect this time of year. Our lifeguards are on hand to help you achieve your swimming goal in this friendly, favorite event.

Sunset Boating and Sauna!

Wind down your day with a quiet paddle on the serene Rudd Pond. Or embrace the steam and camaraderie of the famous Becket Sauna.

Free Time by the Waterfront!

All these activities can be tiring, so bring your favorite lawn chair and just relax by Rudd Pond, watching the beautiful summer day go by!

Family Camp Counselors!

Families will have their very own Camp Counselors - they'll join you at meals and help plan your day! They're great resources for skits for the campfire and a whole load of camp games!

Family Chat!

Experience the magic of summer's Cabin Chats with your own family. Your Camp Counselor will give you a suggested topic and then you can run your own Family Chat, with or without your counselor.

Kids Only Activities / Adults Only Activities!

Most of our activities are family-centered, but every now and again, you can participate with other adults and kids will be supervised by our staff.

Share the Fun!

Do you have a family member or neighbor who wants to try out Family Camp or just can't find time for a whole week away? Invite them to join you in your cabin for part of the week. (Cabins sleep up to 10 people).


Daily Schedule

7:00am Optional Sunrise Activities

8:15am Breakfast

9:00am Morning Activities

11:00am More Morning Activities

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Siesta

1:30pm Afternoon Activities

3:30pm More Afternoon Activities

5:30pm Free Time

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening Activity

9:00pm Family Chat

Traditional Camp Activities

2014 Becket Family Camp Schedule (pdf)

High Ropes & Climbing Wall - Push yourself to new heights with family and friends for support (and bragging rights!)

Campfires & Songs - Get goofy each night, then roast s'mores by the campfire under the stars.

Canoeing & Kayaking - Learn some basic paddling skills and enjoy spending time together with your family on the water.

Archery Tournament - This weekend-long tournament will sort the amateurs from the professionals. Rack up the family points in this fun, friendly competition at the Archery Range. Awards for best, and worst too!

Bingo - Prizes galore in this traditional family camp favorite.

Woodshop - Get together as a family and build something for the home or for a gift.

Arts & Crafts - Relax and explore your creative side.

Nature Hikes & Outdoor Living Skills - Get back into nature, get mud on your boots and learn more about the world around you.

Teambuilding & Low Ropes - Learn to problem solve together and communicate with your family with an alternative approach.

Adults vs. Kids Kickball - Kids versus adults. Enough said.

Amazing Race Scavenger Hunts - Find the treasure. The race is on.


Lodging and Meals

Becket Family Camp is held at Camp Becket here in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Accommodation is in rustic cabins and the historic Gibson Hall. Each family will have its own cabin.

Meals are served in our beautiful Dining Hall, on the shores of Rudd Pond. The meals include a fabulous array of options - pastas, chicken, vegetables, delicious steaks. The mouth-watering selections are accompanied by an extensive salad bar, fabulous desserts and snacks, fresh fruits and coffee, tea and drinks, as well as hot vegetarian options. All meals and accommodation are included in the rates for the weekend.



Explore our rates for all of our family programs.


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